Monday, September 30, 2013

Vanda & Young Obscurity: Mike Furber –I’m on Fire/Watch Me Burn

Mike Furber –I’m on Fire/Watch Me Burn -Columbia DO 8970 (1969 Aus)

Great double-sider concept single written by Vanda & Young (their own Fire Suite?) for Mike Furber (Bowery Boys). Although sadly not a hit, the two songs stand proud with the best Easybeats material. Although their demo versions (later found on The Shame Just Drained and The Son of Son of Easyfever EP respectively) are fine performances, the Mike Furber versions are fully realised with neat pop production values and some surprisingly fuzzed-up guitar.

Hear a full version of I’m on Fire

Hear a full version of Watch Me Burn

1 comment:

garagekings said...

An outstanding single, both sides great.

As you probably know, Mike topped himself in 1973.